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Government & Politics

Tactical coverage of politics, usually from inside the Beltway.
Public Outrage as a Systemic Risk Philip I. Levy 03/23/2009
Without bankruptcy, it is hard to avoid rewarding failure.
That First Step Is a Doozy Kenneth P. Green 03/22/2009
The Obama administration is finding that greenhouse gas control is hard in practice, especially the very first step.
Friends in Need Josh Eboch 03/21/2009
What happens if London and Tokyo are unable to play the kind of international role that the United States desires?
Slouching to Populism Roger F. Noriega 03/20/2009
Embattled democrats in Latin America read the State Department’s reticence as weakness and indifference.
Doomed to Repeat the Present? Jeffrey R. Brown and Andrew G. Biggs 03/18/2009
A vital federal program is about to put millions of American pensions at risk.
The Truth is Out There Ted Frank 03/11/2009
Every Bush administration security policy was shared with the Democratic leadership in dozens of briefings.
Is Card Check the Only Answer? Barry Hirsch 03/10/2009
Traditional unions are not the only way to enhance worker voice.
The End of the Secret Ballot Thomas P. Gies 03/10/2009
Making sense of the central political objective of organized labor.
The Administration’s Threat to Philanthropy Leslie Lenkowsky 03/09/2009
The Obama plan would reduce charitable giving by $4 billion—the equivalent of closing the Gates Foundation.
A Troubling Supreme Judgment John E. Calfee 03/06/2009
The Supreme Court’s decision in Wyeth v. Levine will be negative for patient welfare.